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Fight Fraud – Shred Instead

Identity theft is one of the fastest growing white-collar crimes in the United States. That’s why the AARP Foundation invites you to bring in old documents containing your personal information to our mobile shredding truck for free disposal on July 18.

We also urge you to help support Drive to End Hunger by bringing nonperishable food items to the shredding site for donation to Northwest Harvest. In an average month, Northwest Harvest programs provide nearly half a million services to people in need. More than half of those served are children and older adults.

This is your chance to safely dispose of your sensitive personal papers and documents in a 32-foot commercial shredder. This free shredding opportunity is a “drive through and drop-off” service, with unloading assistance available.

The shredder will be open from 10 am – 2 pm at the Northgate Office Building located at 9750 3rd Ave. N.E., Seattle WA 98109 (near Northgate Mall). There is a limit of 3 boxes or bags of paper per person.

As part of this free shredding opportunity, AARP is reminding consumers to “Check it, Lock it and Shred it.”

“We’re urging people to protect themselves from identity theft by checking their credit reports regularly, locking their mailboxes and shredding their outdated personal documents,” said AARP Fraud Fighter Call Center Director Jean Mathisen.

Free information on how to protect yourself from identity theft will be provided at the event.

This event is sponsored by the AARP Foundation and Shred-it. For more information, contact the AARP Fraud Fighter Call Center at 800-646-2283.

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